April 11, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
Clemson's Beer, Auburn's Mize honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its monthly award winners for March on Wednesday. Clemson slugger Seth Beer has been named the National Player of the Month and Auburn right-hander Casey Mize has been named the National Pitcher of the Month.

A native of Suwanee, Ga., Beer is coming off a March where he hit .294 (20-for-68) with eight homers, 20 RBI and a .662 slugging percentage. In 2018, Beer has hit .282 (31-for-110) with five doubles, 10 homers and 25 RBI, owning 27 walks and just 15 strikeouts.

Mize, a product of Springville, Ala., put up monster numbers in March, going 5-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his six starts, fanning 62 with just a walk in 42 innings, allowing just 20 hits. Mize has a 6-1 record and a 2.17 ERA in 54 innings in 2018, allowing 32 hits and four walks, fanning 77. In his three-year career, Mize has a 16-8 record and a 2.57 ERA in 206.2 innings, striking out 245 with just 31 walks.

This marks the third season the NCBWA has honored a national player and pitcher of the month.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

For more information on the NCBWA Division I National Players of the Month, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.

2018 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
Feb. 20: Jake Brodt, Santa Clara (Hitter); Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss (Pitcher)
Feb. 27: Brett Kinneman, N.C. State (Hitter); Joe DeMers, Washington (Pitcher)
March 6: Luke Heyer, Kentucky (Hitter); Payton Kinney, Omaha (Pitcher)
March 13: Jacob Rhinesmith, Western Kentucky (Hitter); Casey Mize, Auburn (Pitcher)
March 20: Joe Genord, USF (Hitter); Griffin Roberts, Wake Forest (Pitcher)
March 27: Bren Spillane, Illinois (Hitter); Jake Lee, Oakland (Pitcher)
April 3: Jon Littell, Oklahoma State (Hitter); Colton Eastman, Cal State Fullerton (Pitcher)
April 10: Connor Pauly, Morehead State (Hitter); Scotty Sunitsch, Washington State (Pitcher)
April 17: Ross Haffey, Miami, Ohio (Hitter); Noah Zavolas, Harvard (Pitcher)
April 24: Josh Jung, Texas Tech and Steven Wells, Florida State (Hitter); Connor Van Hoose, Bucknell (Pitcher)
May 1: Alex Holderbach, Eastern Kentucky (Hitter); Barrett Loseke, Arkansas (Pitcher)
May 8: Adam Sasser, Georgia (Hitter); Haylen Green, TCU (Pitcher)
May 15: Will Wilson, N.C. State (Hitter); Luke Heimlich, Oregon State (Pitcher)
May 22: Will Holland, Auburn (Hitter); Sam Shutes, Toledo (Pitcher)

2018 NCBWA Division I Players of the Month:
February: Brett Kinneman, N.C. State (Player); Brady Feigl, Ole Miss (Pitcher)
March: Seth Beer, Clemson (Player); Casey Mize, Auburn (Pitcher)
April: Alex Holderbach, Eastern Kentucky (Player); Connor Thomas, Georgia Tech (Pitcher)
May: Cal Raleigh, Florida State (Player); Logan Gilbert, Stetson (Pitcher)